PT Aviasi Pariwisata Indonesia or InJourney has officially merged PT Angkasa Pura I (Persero) and PT Angkasa Pura II (Persero) into PT Angkasa Pura Indonesia or InJourney Airports on Thursday (28/12/2023). InJourney Airports and also PT Integrasi Aviasi Solusi or InJourney Aviation Services (IAS) will become sub-holdings of InJourney Group, marking a transformational step in the aviation and airport industry.
InJourney's CEO, Dony Oskaria, stated that with this merger, InJourney Airports will rank as the world's fifth-largest airport operator, serving 172 million passengers annually. This figure surpasses other airport operators such as Vinci Airports from France or GMR Airports from India. Dony mentioned that in the coming years, InJourney Airports aims to become the third-largest airport operator globally. He highlighted that the establishment of InJourney Airports will make airports under the InJourney Group healthier and more profitable.
"Several steps that InJourney Airports will take include improving services, transforming business strategies, and strengthening operational quality to make airports the face of the nation," said Dony in his official statement on Thursday (28/12/2023). Dony hoped that the formation of InJourney Airports would enhance service quality, providing travelers with consistent experiences across all airports in Indonesia through standardized operational systems and policies.
He believed that by delivering a better and uniform experience across all airports and organizing the entire tourism sector, the potential to attract tourists would significantly expand. Moreover, all these transformation efforts would bring various new benefits, especially in providing services for airport users.
"By integrating airports, it will certainly enhance domestic and international connectivity, improve customer service quality, and strengthen the company's financial performance," stated Dony. Meanwhile, Deputy Minister of State-Owned Enterprises (BUMN), Kartika Wirjoatmodjo, explained their continuous efforts in consolidating and simplifying the number of State-Owned Enterprises (BUMN). This aligns with President Joko Widodo's direction to accelerate national economic growth.
Tiko added that the formation of InJourney Airports would positively impact the proportion of GDP originating from the tourism sector, increasing it from 5% to 10%.
"We will drive the tourism sector to become an economic locomotive, and airports will play a crucial role in this," he remarked. Meanwhile, IAS operates in aviation support services, cargo, and logistics, undergoing transformation with a more effective and efficient business chain.
InJourney Airport Services will strengthen its core business portfolio, which includes Cargo & Logistics, Ground Handling, Hospitality, and Operations Support, providing professional services and delivering competitive products for both the Indonesian and global markets.
"Through streamlining the company structure and business processes, the synergy and transformation enable IAS to potentially become a Top 5 Global Player in the aviation services and cargo industry, positioning itself alongside Dnata, Swissport, Menzies, Fraport, and SATS," concluded Dony.